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Program Description

  Promotion of Community and Business Activities

This program enhances the quality of life in the Urban Districts and surrounding communities; fosters a strong, vibrant business climate within each Urban District; and creates a positive image and a sense of identity for the Districts. These goals are accomplished through sponsorship of community events that may include festivals, concerts, and parades; the installation of seasonal banners, unique signs, holiday decorations, and other amenities to give each District a sense of place; and the development and distribution of newsletters, brochures, and other promotional material highlighting the Districts. Each Urban District develops its programs with the active participation of its advisory committee or Urban District Corporation.

Program Contacts

Contact Yvette Torres of the Urban Districts at 240.777.8044 or Katherine Bryant-Higgins of the Office of Management and Budget at 240-777-2764 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved446337035.20
Increase Cost: Bethesda Urban Partnership Increase2295000.00
Increase Cost: Events, Marketing, and Promotion (Silver Spring)750000.00
Increase Cost: Events, Marketing, and Promotion (Wheaton)500000.00
Re-align: Elimination of Long-Term Vacancies-76317-1.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.1466851.25
FY25 Recommended488823835.45